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`Victorian Christmas'

returning to Florence

FLORENCE - The 20-year holiday tradition, "A Victorian Christmas With John Doan" is back this weekend at the Florence Events Center.

The program is a live version of Doan's Emmy nominated Public Broadcasting TV special, which re-enacts what it might have been like to celebrate Christmas a century ago, a news release says.

The twenty-string harp guitar, classical banjo, and ukelin are a few of the period instruments featured in the program.

"The aim of this concert is to recapture the feeling of a time before radio and TV, when our ancestors provided most of their own musical home entertainment," the release says.

Doan is a recording artist who has worked with the New Christy Minstrels. He is an associate professor of music at Willamette University in Salem.

The show is 7 p.m. Saturday at 715 Quince St., Florence. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for children 12 years and younger. Groups of 10 or more get in for $12 each.

Purchase tickets with a credit card at (541) 997-1994.

Celebrate the solstice

at university museum

The University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History will hold its seventh annual Winter Solstice Celebration at 5 p.m. today.

"Join us as we acknowledge nature's shifting seasons by recognizing the shortest day of the year and the history and lore surrounding it," a news release says. There will be a variety of family-oriented activities, such as face painting and solstice mask-making.

A candlelit path in front of the museum will lead visitors to the Many Nations Longhouse for more cultural entertainment, the news release says, including Chinese lion dancers and storytelling by Paulette Ansari.

The museum is at 1680 E. 15th Ave. Admission is $3 per person and $5 for families. Museum members are admitted free.

- The Register-Guard
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Date:Dec 15, 2006
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